Tattoo you? Not at Starbucks

  • July 21, 2014

For most employers, a job candidate sporting a small visible tattoo would not be a deal-breaker. After all, 36% of U.S. adults ages 18-25 have at least one tattoo,...

How not to be a chamomile boss

  • May 16, 2014

Are you nothing more than a soothing cup of aromatic tea, all friendly and inviting? You’re a chamomile boss and you need to change that fast. Here’s how.

The ultimate manager: Mom

  • May 08, 2014

Perhaps it’s the hardest, but sweetest managerial job on Earth: being a mom. She got the job with no tricky interview questions, her pay for what she does...

Wisdom from … Gilligan’s Island

  • May 02, 2014

You don’t have to go through all 96 episodes of this classic sitcom: Here some snippets from which managers and leaders can glean lessons. Like in Shakespearean...

Telecommuting will work if …

  • April 10, 2014

Here’s the formula to determine whether telework works for you: Count the number of days you telecommute in a month, divide that by the number of times you open...

An employee’s discontent goes viral

  • April 01, 2014

A simple note to bosses: Treat employees right. Your workers want honesty and integrity from you. They expect fairness. They want to trust and be trusted by you. They...

Where’s my big bear hug?

  • January 14, 2014

I think I rate a big bear hug for alerting you to this: The next crop of grads you hire into your workforce are huggers, and you know what would follow if a hugger...

Shhh! Listen! Your walls are talking

  • December 26, 2013

In case you haven’t been listening, your office is saying a lot about you to your employees, clients and customers. Yeah, it’s just a boss cave, you...

Santa Claus is a bad role model for managers

  • December 12, 2013

Since Christmas is quickly approaching and Santa Claus is busy running North Pole Inc., it would be a good time to take a look at the way he operates. There are...